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DAYUM!!! PEACEKEEPER SERIES!! HOLY COW!

Wow just wow, this series was a wild, crazy and amazing ride, John Cena really is a talented actor. I recently saw him in a film called vacation friends and all I can say was I laughed extremely hard. John Cena’s character is called the Peacekeeper much like the name of the series. His character was based on same character played in the Suicide Squad film of 2021. Similarly to the film his character is a vigilante but unlike the film he is simply trying to redeem and find himself. More which I will get into later. Due to my lack of knowledge of the peacekeeper’s back story I felt more intrigued to find out more about this character and was alarming more glued to the episodic journey. The cast was an interesting mix of film and tv legends and some new faces. Each was able to carry their own weight but sadly I have to say John Cena was front and center and simply shone brightly as Peacekeeper. From episode one to the finale I was at the edge of my seat just hoping they complete this season on the highest note and they delivered.

In this series the peacekeeper is simply trying to redeem himself after killing Rick Flag along with battling his other many demons that come in the form of his brother and father. Aside from that he is a womanizer among many things but has a big heart for his new team and simply tries his best to do what he feels is right and true, can you even believe he is a bit hesitant to kill, just a little bit. Either way as mentioned this is simply a joy ride. Strap in as this is a one way trip through mayhem and awesomeness.

DAYUM!! COWBOY BEBOP LIVE ACTION! Season 1 review


The live action adaptation of Cowboy Bebop arrived on Netflix Nov 19 2021. For a fan of the original anime series it was a delight seeing this series make its debut. Everything about the live-action screamed fan service and nostalgia, it felt as though the showrunner and crew simply adored the anime, they even brought back Yoko Kanno to score the series which gave the series it’s flavor. The selection for the cast was a close match with a few changes or adjustments for the real world and time. Spike is played by John Cho, Jet is played by Mustafa Shakir, Faye is played by Daniella Pineda, Julia is played by Elena Satine and Vicious is played by Alex Hassell. We even had John Noble grace the cast.
Sadly we have some die hard fans and also some not so diehard fans who simply hate the cast and several things about this interpretation. For example there is a level of disgust directed at Faye’s live action counterpart, the disgust is projected at the lack of larger than life boo-sums and also that her clothing is not revealing enough. Those are things I those factor have nothing to do with the story element or any story progression.

As an artist and designer I loved the set designs and simply adored the blend of old and new technology which echoed the how the anime presented the world. One big change was the length of the series which was roughly almost an hour long show. Which provided the series with room to breath for each episode and fill in more detail per episode. At the time of this review 10 episodes were released. The finale for the 10 episode had my heart racing and for the fans there is a slight twist which I will not ruin lets just say all the key music from the anime made it in here especially the “Green Bird” track. This was only the first half of the anime just an FYI. Jet’s character sounds so much like the American dubbed voice actor that I had to double take several times.

To conclude I have to give the cast and crew credit for doing a great job.

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